Wednesday 22 May 2013

Stampotique challenge - Text

Oooh time for another challenge over at Stampotique and this weeks theme has been chosen by the incredibly talented Sarinda - this is what Sarinda has to say about her theme. 

Sarinda here and I am hosting. I love using text in my work it is a fun way to get texture without a whole lot of work. With that I have a background tutorial for you to try. Click over to my blog Aggregate Memories. Wishing you a very creative and inspiring day.

I decided to use Shoot for the Moon (7114) and Great Moon (3044) - I used distress inks in Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed over some glossy cardstock, spritzed with water, then used the same inks through some sequin waste and a flower mask. It was then cut out in the shape of a large star.  The Great Moon was stamped on some old text paper, cut out and adhered to the star and outlined with pencil.  Cut out some little stars, adhered and again outlined. I then added lines and dots to the edges of the star with black pen, added the quote stamp Shoot for the Moon, added a little star to the bottom of the moon with black cotton and here it is....

Do pop over to Stampotique and see all the amazing designs the Design Team have created
Have a good day

Monday 20 May 2013

So Exciting!!!

yeayyyyyyyyy how fantastic is this!!!  I have been invited to join a fabulous design team for The Hobby House.  Please pop over to the Hobby House  to meet all the other super talented Design Team!  The Hobby House Challenge blog will be starting very soon so do hope you will join in with the upcoming challenges. 

Many thanks Jill and Kate

Polly x

Sunday 19 May 2013

Mo Manning Odette

Over at Mo Manning challenge blog there theme for this weeks challenge is Red, White and Blue and because I love this newly purchased adorable image Odette decided to play along.  So armed with my newly acquired Copic Pens (thanks Kate :O - really enjoying playing with them) and greyboard, cardstock, stamps and inks I set to.  I created the background by simply stamping the jumbo stamp by Stampendous - Peony with Salty Ocean distress ink.  The frame was embossed with a cuttlebug script folder.  Red cardstock was used for the pennant shapes by Spellbinders along with matching papers that I've had for some time now and don't remember who they are by (sorry).  Pearls and roses from The Hobby House were added to the banner, the Dance quote was computer generated and here it is....

Thanks for looking

Polly x

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Decorated wooden spoon

This is what'ss been keeping me quiet for a few days - I've had this idea in my head for decorating a wooden spoon in a 'ballet' theme for some time now and I finally had the time to put it into action.  The decorating of the spoon was easy enough - practising with Copic pens was quite relaxing but the frame - eeks!!  And it still didn't come out quite like I wanted it to so I think another attempt is required - just a few tweaks here and there I think :O)

I've coloured in Odetta by Mo Manning with Copic pens, the wooden spoon was painted cream and then pink ribbon, pearls and flowers were used to decorate it.  The frame is constructed from large lengths of cream cardstock with matching corner flourishes and here it is.....

I am entering this into
Make it Monday - anything goes
Love to Scrap - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - Feminine and Fancy
Thanks for looking
Polly x

Wednesday 8 May 2013

Stampotique Challenge - Summertime

Well a perfect challenge awaits us over at Stampotique - SUMMERTIME and thats exactly what we are currently getting over here in the UK - beautiful sunshine!!!

Talented designer Carol is our hostess for this weeks challenge and this is what she says about her Summertime theme

"I love the summer time. I love to spend time outdoors especially in the garden where you can sit surrounded by the sights and colours of summer. I used this as my thoughts for this weeks challenge. Whether its the bright summer colours that inspire you, the flowers or just the general lazy feeling you can get from an afternoon in the garden, take this summer and make it into your own work of art. Carol x
I decided to decorate a balsa wood box that I have had in my stash for months.  I inked up a piece of A4 paper with Distress Inks Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans, Spritzed with water, inked again through a flower stencil and a circle stencil and spritzed again.  I then used the  Large Bee (3008) stamp and stamped it randomly on the box, coloured the body with a yellow Prisma coloured pencil and added glossy accents to the wings.  Abstract Foliage (3031) was added around the edge and here it is... 

Please pop over to the Stampotique challenge site to see what fantastic creations my Design teamies have created - hope you will join in

Polly x

Wednesday 1 May 2013

Stampotique challenge - Turquoise and Pink

Woohooo, my turn to host this weeks challenge over at Stampotique and I have chosen a colour theme of Turquoise and Pink. 
I love Pink, whether it's a bright fushcia pink or a pretty rose pink - and teamed up with Turquoise well, they sure do make a bold statement!! This colour combination creates a bright, cheerful and a beautiful feminine palette that also reminds me of the 1980's and what a fab decade that was for music!! So break out the pinks, turquoises and not forgetting a splash of black and white and join in with this weeks challenge.
I have made a tag which was first sponged with Peacock Feathers, splashed with water and then used the same ink through a flower template.   I then inked up some paper with Picked Raspberry, again splashed with water, stamped Carols Large Flower (9165) and Small Flower (9166) onto it and cut them all out.  I hand drew the stems and leaves, added Abstract Foliage (3031)  around the edge, added the sentiment A little garden... (9087) and here it is.

We are starting a new challenge month, so please make sure you link up to the new link here.

Please pop over to Stampotique and see what fantastic designs my Design Teamies have created - I hope they will inspire you to join in